About Topaz & Pearl

topaz and pearl jewelry owner julia van life traveler

Hi, I'm Julia.

I'm the solo-preneur behind Topaz & Pearl handmade jewelry. I'm a modern nomad who travels the U.S. in a self-converted campervan named Bertha. I live a very adventurous lifestyle full of curiosity. I share that experience with you through my jewelry design!

modern bohemian raw birthstone jewelry designer

In 2016, I took a solo trip around the country that connected me to jewelry design. I feel the most creative and energized when I am out in nature and seeing new places. After moving to Sonoma County in 2017, I founded Topaz & Pearl and turned my hobby into a side hustle. As I became more passionate about growing my business, it eventually grew into a full-time career. In 2020, my fiancé and I decided to join the van life movement and we built our own tiny-home-on-wheels to travel in.

making jewelry in a campervan

We began roaming the country in 2021 and my jewelry journey has come full-circle. Each piece of jewelry that I make is infused with good vibes of wanderlust, adventure, and connection to the special places I visit.

van life jewelry designer

My creations are unconventional and unique, just like me. I call my style "modern bohemian" because it is a bit boho, but more refined. I use a mix of materials like seed beads, gemstones, and metals. I am mostly inspired by nature, architecture, and interior design. I focus on casual jewelry that is versatile and easy to style for every day. I also specialize in custom raw birthstone jewelry.

modern birthstone jewelry handmade in the usa

My goal from the inception of Topaz & Pearl has always been to uplift and give back to others. I donate a portion of every sale to support survivors of human trafficking. This is a world issue that I am very passionate about and would love to bring more awareness to.

I'd love to help you choose the perfect jewelry for an upcoming event or gift! I offer personalizations and custom jewelry designs as well. If you have any questions about my jewelry line, please don't hesitate to reach out using the contact form.